Minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19

ILO Global Wage Report 2020-2021 examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. It shows that adequate minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19 and beyond.

ILO Report: World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2022:

ILO downgrades labour market recovery forecast for 2022 

The report on  World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2022 by International Labour Organization,   warns of a slow and uncertain recovery, as the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on global labour markets.The report examines the impacts of the crisis on global and regional trends in employment, unemployment and labour force participation, as well as on job quality, informal employment and working poverty. It also offers an extensive analysis of trends in temporary employment both before and during the COVID-19 crisis.

IPCC REPORT: 2022 Climate Change

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report mitigation of Climate Change

The Working Group III report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact of national climate pledges in relation to long-term emissions goals.

Read the full Report: Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change

Digital influencers herald a new era of branding

By Natalie Humsi, WIPO Academy ( WIPO Magazine)

A new wave of influencers has taken over social media, with a more cutting-edge look appealing to younger generations. Digital influencers, also known as virtual humans, are the newest addition to the world of social media marketing.

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New ILO report finds African workplaces have been dramatically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic

 A new ILO report, The Next Normal: The changing Workplace in Africa – Ten Trends from the COVID-19 Pandemic that are Shaping Workplaces in Africa , finds that while Africa has been hit hard by the COVID pandemic , workers and enterprises have responded to the challenges with great resilience and adaptability. However, the pandemic has fundamentally altered where and how people work, upending many long-standing norms and practices. Enterprises and workers have made many changes, often out of necessity, though they have regularly brought unexpected improvements in productivity or working conditions.

Source: ILO